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Re: Subversion Idea

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-07 02:14:54 CET

On 12/6/06, Tim Hill <drtimhill@comcast.net> wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2006, at 8:42 AM, Andy Levy wrote:
> > I think he's asking that Subversion unpack OpenDocument files so that
> > the contents can be diffed just like any other text/html file.
> >
> > If the concern is about space used by the files in the repository and
> > hoping that unpacking them will lead to smaller diffs, Subversion does
> > binary diffing on files, so the gains may be minimal in many cases.
> Actually, it would probably work best if OOo stored the files using a
> non-compressed ZIP format, since in general using things like LZW
> compression pretty much defeats the xdelta algorithm used by Subversion.

We're sliding off-topic here, but isn't the ZIP compression part of
the OpenDocument format in the first place?

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